Colorado State vs Murray State 2012 NCAA Bracket Predictions: The Murray State Racers (30-1) of the Ohio Valley Conference was named the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Region and will play No. 11 seed Colorado State (20-11) of the Mountain West, Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Game time for the Racers and Rams is set for Noon ET and will be televised on CBS. The winner will advance to a Saturday game against the winner of No. 3 Marquette and No. 14 of BYU.
Odds makers at online sports book TopBet.com list the Racers as 5-chalk favorites versus the Rams with a 136 1/2 combined score (over/under) total. CSU backers are getting +195 College Basketball Odds on the off shore money line while the price of a SU wager on Murray State is -235 ($235 wager to win $100).
Murray State has enjoyed its finest basketball season in the history of the school. They set an OVC record winning streak of 23 straight and doubled a record start to a season. The Racers are the OVC regular season champion for the third straight time. The venue of the Yum Center in Louisville is supposed to be neutral however, with three schools from the Commonwealth playing there on Thursday, the basketball mad crowd is expected to be in rare form.
The Racers are a legit threat to any team they play. Colorado State will need to bring its best game if they play to win in Louisville. My Pick – Murray State -5.
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